[Harp-L] Was it Boris Draper or Danny Welton?

Joseph Leone 3N037@xxxxx
Sun Aug 19 13:32:44 EDT 2018

They’re all Danny Welton. He has gone by Boris Draper, Johnny Cadente, and a few others. Here’s the deal. Back when Danny was doing all of this there were only so many tunes that he did. So he would make various combinations, send to various distributers, (Nat’l record mart, K-mart, etc.) and in this way he had more sales than he would normally have had. The idea was to bring in residual checks at a steady rate so as to bolster his income and live in a high rent area. Namely Hollywood general environs. I can remember when you could get one of his albums for 99 cents on the sale table at variety stores. Such as G.C. Murphy, W.T. Grant, Woolworth’s, 
s.s. Kresge, j.b.m. bargain barrel, Ben Franklin, and on and on. It must have worked because he still lives in the Hollywood area. lolol.


> On Aug 19, 2018, at 12:22 PM, Matthew Bullis <matthewbullisaz at xxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, in reviewing some harmonica albums I have, there's Danny Welton with Harmonica Hijinx, but the same sounds on an album from Boris Draper. Which is the real person? I found listings that are interchangeable online, and no info on Draper but some on Welton.
> Thanks,
> Matthew

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